Snow avalanches claim an average of 100 lives in Europe every year. The common goal of all European Avalanche Warning Services is to reduce the loss of lives and damages due to avalanches by providing the society with efficient and effective avalanche forecasting and warning services.
We start recording the number of fatalities on 1 October every year. The figures are based on reports received from EAWS members and their partners. Please let us know if there is any missing data and errors, by sending an e-mail to us.
Number of people killed in an avalanche:
Total Fatalities: 2
|Location||Country||Date||Avalanche Problem 1||Avalanche Problem 2||Forecasted Regional Danger Level||Dead||Group Size||Avalanche Comment||Incident Comment||Type|
|2782||Mentet||Spain||2021-11-28 00:00:00||Wind-drifted snow||None||3||1||1||"Destructive Avalanche Size of 2.5"||"Completely buried. Fatal result. Re-analisis of detected problem persistent weak-layer"||Mountaineering/Climbing|
|2781||Val d\\\'Ayas, Gran Sommettaz||Italy||2021-11-29 12:05:00||Not rated at that time of the year||1||null||null||null||Off-piste skiing|